Indian Athletes Got Disqualified From Commonwealth Games


Team Nigeria has dismissed as baseless and disrespectful allegations that Australia's Border Police have chose to mount a close watch on its athletes at the ongoing Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast.

Babu has been banned from competing in the triple jump final tomorrow as a result of the decision from the CGF's Federation Court, which deals with disciplinary matters at the Games.

Indian team official Ravinder Chaudry held a news conference later Friday and said the delegation planned to appeal the ban on Thodi.

In regards to the current athletes missing on Australia's Gold Coast, organisers say their focus is to support teams in trying to track down the athletes.

"The Chairman of this athletes ... are both equally unreliable and elusive", Martin told reporters. Thodi finished 13th in the 20-kilometer race walk last Sunday.

"Some of them did not even compete before they went missing and our pious hope is that they come back to the village and return home with the other Cameroonian athletes".

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Indian Athletes Got Disqualified From Commonwealth Games

Aminat Adeniyi picked up Saturday's gold medal in women's wrestling; the three silver medals were won by Melvin Bibo in men's wrestling, Faith Obazuaye in women's TT6-10 singles (table tennis), women's 4X400 metres relay, while women's 4X100 metres relay won bronze.

Under games rules only medical practitioners and athletes who give prior notice and with an approved medical condition requiring auto-injection such as diabetes can bring needles into the athletes' village.

David Grevemberg, Commonwealth Games Federation CEO, said the situation remained an issue for the Cameroon team until the athletes breached their visas.

Team spokesman Simon Molombe has described the missing seven as "deserters" and said: "The authorities are very disappointed with these people".

She said that while the athletes spent the majority of their time training, they made use of local facilities, played against local teams and were excited to see a kangaroo in the wild.

Cameroon chef de mission Victor Agbor Nso said they left in "three waves", with the first three leaving on April 8, two more leaving April 9 and last night three others. "These are global athletes who have very strict training programs and they undertook their training as was expected", Cr Dobie said.

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